CAC member Kelly Holt nationally recognized

January 10, 2012 by cpehrson

Kelly Holt, beautiful smile, short  blond hair, wearing a striped orange and white top

Kelly Holt, a member of the CPD’s Consumer Advisory Council, already has an impressive list of achievements that showcase her advocating efforts for those with disabilities.  She was recently recognized for her efforts at the 2011 National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities Annual Conference, in Washington D.C.

Kelly was chosen as the self advocate recipient of the Champions of the Equal Opportunity Award. Only one self advocate is chosen in the nation, along with one Political representative , that has made a significant contribution to advancing the values and goals of the Councils on Developmental Disabilities.

Kelly was chosen for advancing the goals of increased independence, productivity, and integration of people with developmental disabilities.

Kelly grew up in California and moved with her family to Price, Utah over ten years ago.  She soon became active in the self-advocacy movement, and came to an advocacy meeting in Salt Lake City.  Kelly immediately saw the “big picture” and her local legislators and Price elected officials soon came to know her as the “language matters” advocate.  She currently serves as a Board member of the Disability Law Center along with her role as a self advocate member on the CPD Consumer Advisory Council.

Kelly is self-employed and lives with her sister and father.

We are proud of Kelly’s achievements and are grateful that she is a part of our Consumer Advisory Council.  Congratulations, Kelly!


3 Responses to “CAC member Kelly Holt nationally recognized”

  • Mathew Bone Says:

    Great job Kelly. It is great to hear you have been recognized for your hard work…

  • Gordon Richins Says:

    Kelly Congratulations on this national award I know you have worked hard and deserve it. The CPD Consumer Advisory Council congratulates you and appreciates everything you do for the CPD. Your advocacy on a statewide basis greatly enhances the quality of life for individuals with disability.
    Gordon Richins

  • Claire Mantonya Says:

    I am so very proud of Kelly. As the Council Chair and experiences in other leadership roles, Kelly was recognized by several other State Council Executive Directors for her excellence in representing self-advocate potential as well as her leadership role as a Utah Council Member! Congratulations to Kelly. I would expect this is only the beginning of recognitions for Kelly.


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